Developments in the Middle East Peace Process have helped to rapidly expand tourism in Israel. Certainly, the many news articles concerning Israel have made people particularly curious about Israel. But, more than anything, tourists flock to Israel from all over the world because they want an all-encompassing cultural, adventurous, and even spiritual vacation. Indeed, in 1994, Israel received 2.17 million visitors who spent about $12.35 billion. By contrast, Egypts tourists spent $2.52 billion, while Jordans tourists spent $836 million.
Israel has acquired its cultural heritage over thousands of years. This attracts tourists whose interests lie in history and archaeology. The Peace Process advance in opening borders has increased the number and variety of sites that can now be visited and has helped the regions economy, as well. The major historical sites are located among four main geographic areas: the coastal plane, the western mountain ranges, the Rift Valley, and the eastern mountain ranges. There is a wide range of sites dating from prehistoric times, the early great civilizations, the Classic period, the Muslim period, the Marmeluke-Crusader period, and the modern period (the sixteenth century through the present).
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The Spice Route